Our client was charged with First Degree Murder. He categorically denied any involvement at all. He would not accept any plea offers, even if the result of the plea would be him going home. So we had a trial. He was in jail for three years, six months, and sixteen days before he was found not guilty. The deceased in that case had an altercation with my client a few days before the shooting, and that was all the police needed to decide that my client was the perpetrator. The victim was at a large party with a band. It was dark, smoky, crowded, and loud at that party. There was a lady at the party who swore she saw my client shoot the victim, that she performed CPR on the victim, and she ran outside to see my client hitting her car. She called 911 about her car, not about the shooting. When police got there, they saw no blood on her at all, and her story didn’t make much sense. She also admitted she’d drank about a dozen shots of alcohol that night. Anyway, the DA’s office called her as their “star witness”, and she was just an awful witness. We were able to show the jury there was no way my client could have committed this murder. The jury came back with an acquittal, and he got to go home that day.